Article by Charlie Board

Although screenwriting software cannot teach you how to write a script, it can become an invaluable timesaving tool for any aspiring or professional scriptwriter. Specialist screenwriting software can allow you to compare and contrast your own script with the scripts of your favourite Hollywood movies, follow the development of characters and plot and also analyse the overall arc of your story. Some more advanced and accessible screenwriting software application can even allow you to monitor elements such as romance, tension, action and w emotion in your script, all of which will directly affect audience engagement.

You may also be able to store biographical details n characters, their relationships to each other, their places in the arc of the story and the development of plot. Once you have a basic idea of how to write a script but are perhaps intimidated by the idea of following your original ideas through to realisation, this type of software can undoubtedly make the entire experience more enjoyable and accessible. Color coded screen tabs are often used in the interfaces of these applications, which allow you to cross reference and cross check each chapter with your synopsis whilst subdividing your script according to not only chapter breaks but perhaps a three part natural flow or even into natural scene or

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